Monday, July 10, 2017

More Israeli Leaguers

Add a few more Israeli Leaguers in the NBA Summer League trying to catch on:

Sir'Dominic Pointer - Cavs 
Maalik Wayns - Wizards

The Passing of Aaron Rajman

In tragic news, Jewish Orthodox boxer Aaron Rajman was murdered last week in his home. Our condolences to his family and friends. May his memory be for a blessing. Read more HERE.

Casspi Signs with Warrior

Omri Casspi has inked a one-year league minimum deal to play for the World Champion Golden State Warriors. Casspi took less to be in GS and is excited about being on a contender. Mazel Tov Omri!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Cammarelli Back with Kings

Mike Cammarelli has signed with Los Angeles Kings on a one-year deal. This is Cammarelli's second stop in LA.

Others from Israeli League Giving it Shot

Its time for the NBA Summer league. Several players who played in Israel last year, one of the main European training grounds/stops outside the NBA will have a shot in the summer league. Others have used Israel as a launching pad to the NBA including a top pick from last year Dragan Bender, Israel legend Anthony Parker, and current NBAer Alan Anderson.

James Bell - Clippers
Darion Atkins - Suns
Darrell Williams - Warriors
Eric Griffin - Jazz 

No announcement yet on TJ Cline of Richmond, son of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.

Also nothing to do with Israel or Jews but a shout out to Illini Malcolm Hill giving it a shot with the Magic. 

Leaf Drafted

Israeli TJ Leaf (not Jewish) was drafted by the, now rebuilding, Indiana Pacers number 18th overall. He will be the 3rd Israeli to play in the NBA (Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel preceded him).

Shawn Dawson is Back

Israeli Shawn Dawson who made waives in the NBA Summer League last year impressing both the Wizards and Pelicans is giving it another shot. He has signed with the Houston Rockets to try to catch on with the team. Dawson was one of the final cuts last year and headed back to Israel. He is 6'6 and can play both shooting guard and small forward. He is also known as a terrific defender.